"Look at that! They’re still here. We must have landed a few minutes, or seconds, after we took off. The marvels of time travel, eh?"
"I bet they’re really surprised now, or worse, completely baffled."
Our friends are referring, of course, to Mordrid’s knights, who had stood watching as the capsule had disappeared, and who now stand in the same spot, watching it appear again.
"Anyway, let’s get this thing over with, shall we?" Kerry walks over to the communicator and turns it on. There is a whirling sound and then, the voice of Mark Lewis is heard loud and clear. "Hey, what happened? We’ve been expectant to hear from you guys."
"We tried to call, but the communication was garbled. I guess we were too far away."
"But it sounds great now. What happened? Where’d you get to?"
"We got to 33 A.D."
"Say, that’s pretty good. But, we’ve refigured the calculations again, and the next jump should be your last."
"I--I’m afraid, Mark," says Walt, with a lump in his throat, "we’ve already made our last jump back."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean we’re not going to complete the mission. It’s impossible. We just came forward as far as Camelot in order to communicate with you and tell you our decision."
"What?! Have you fellows gone mad? After you’ve gotten this far, why should you want to give up now?"
"Because we’ve discovered the only real thing that can ever change the world; because we’ve come to realize that it’s impossible to eliminate sin from the world, and we’ve discovered that the only answer to the sin problem is Jesus Christ."
"Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ?!....So, you went back to 33 A.D., and actually met the man personally?"
"Well we didn’t actually meet Him. We heard Him speak and we saw Him crucified, and I actually saw Him once after He'd been crucified and risen from the dead. But we did meet the apostle Peter, and he set us straight on a few things."
"But you can’t just give up now, after all of this time and money has been invested. What will the shareholders think?"
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